In his second encyclical, Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home, Pope Francis draws all Christians into a dialogue with every person on the planet about our common home. We as human beings are united by the concern for our planet, and every living thing that dwells on it, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Pope Francis' letter joins the body of the Church's social and moral teaching, draws on the best scientific research, providing the foundation for "the ethical and spiritual itinerary that follows." Laudato Si' outlines:
- The current state of our "common home"
- The Gospel message as seen through creation
- The human causes of the ecological crisis
- Ecology and the common good
- Pope Francis' call to action for each of us
Our Sunday Visitor has included discussion questions, making it perfect for individual or group study, leading all Catholics and Christians into a deeper understanding of the importance of this teaching.
Light in the Darkness: The Teachings of Father James Keller, M.M. and The ChristophersFather Jonathan MorrisOur Sunday Visitor / 2015 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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In 1945, Father James Keller saw a world at war, the beginnings of the cold war, and divisions at home. He was a man who believed that against all odds one person could make a difference - so he started a grass-roots movement called The Christophers - literally "Christbearers" - in the belief that each individual has a role in bringing hope and change to a troubled world. And the response was staggering. The world was hungry for the message, and embraced Fr. Keller's motto: "IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE THAN TO CURSE THE DARKNESS."
Here, in his new book Light in the Darkness, Fr. Johnathan brings you eight of the core teachings of Fr. Keller, along with his own insights, showing us how they relate to us today.
- A Sense of Purpose
- The Power of Love
- Sharing the Faith
- The Witness of Life
- Pray Always
- Becoming Like Christ
- Living as a Christian
- Trusting God
Fr. Jonathan believes that now is the time for each of us to realize our own roles, and become "Christophers" in the world we live in today.
Project Holiness: Marriage as a Workshop for Everyday Saints: Real Wisdom from Real Married CouplesJulie Donovan Massey, Bridgit Burke RavizzaLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$16.99 Retail:
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Enhance your Bible study with this elegant, limited edition of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible with a beautiful embossed, brown, leather-like cover. Gold, gilt-edged pages, ribbon markers, plus a presentation page and three family tree pages also make it a perfect family Bible or gift.
Catholicism is quickly expanding beyond its 1.2 billion followers, with growing numbers of priests and new baptisms every year. Attendance at papal events has tripled to 6.6 million since Pope Francis' election in 2013, and Catholicism has become the largest religious denomination on the planet by a wide margin. This book explains what makes Catholicism so alluring, giving you insight into the religion and everything it entails.
In Mercy: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics, Fr. Pacwa leads us to a deeper understanding of mercy through the study of Israel's long, slow struggle to experience mercy. By looking carefully at their experience of turning away and returning to God, we begin to understand that God's love, shown through His mercy, is more powerful than sin. Perfect for a parish small group study, or for personal reflection, each of the six sessions will lead us to an understanding of the importance of extending God's love and mercy to the world around us.
Listen Here: Seven Steps to an Enduring Relationship with GodMegan McKennaPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$16.49 Retail:
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"God is listening. What are we saying?" With these words Megan McKenna begins this inspiring, accessible, and practical guide to finding and building the spiritual connection that brings God's love into our life and our world. She is not primarily focused on praying to God but on creating a long enduring, deepening relationship with God that we are listened to, as a people, as one voice.
Individual voices are all there, but what do we sound like, as one voice crying out since in our humanness we are all one, wanting not only God to hear and listen to us to attend to us, but we want everyone else to hear and listen to us as well? This book is for everyone, anyone who seeks to hear, to listen, and to become more human, in the image of the one who is listening to us all. And it asks: What are we saying? And then it probes deeper still: Are we listening back?
Ave Maria: See, Learn, and Meditate on the Mysteries of the RosaryMaria Rosa PoggioPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Ave Maria, through meditating on The Mysteries of the Rosary the joyful, sorrowful, glorious, and luminous tells the story of salvation through words and images.
The Good News, a gospel of revelation and salvation, which for centuries the Christian tradition has undertaken, represents visually the invisible mystery of God who becomes incarnate in history, is revealed, and saves.
The images of the Mysteries of the Rosary begin a path of study and prayer, as the essential contents of the faith are presented in words and embellished with beautiful full-color art. Ave Maria offers a guide to praying and meditating the rosary.
Strategic Planning: An Interactive Process for LeadersDan R. Ebener, Frederick L. SmithPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Strategic planning here is an interactive process in which leaders, managers, and followers create a common goal together. Ebener and Smith, using their years of experience as consultants and teachers, have distilled their knowledge into a simple step-by-step process that can be used in the three types of organizations: business, not-for-profit, and public. The importance of planning and preparation, prioritizing needs, communication, and accountability in implementation are highlighted.
In this book, Fr. George Augustin offers encouragement to priests, based on his own theological reflection, personal experience in parish ministry, and work giving retreats and conferences to fellow priests. Years of uncertainty and scandal have caused some priests to question their own vocations. In Called to Joy he invites priests to look at their vocation from a new perspective. In these challenging times, there is much more cause for joy and encouragement than is commonly thought.
Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Living Liturgy ™ is the indispensable resource that supports parish ministers of all types in preparing well for the celebration of Mass for Sundays, solemnities, and select other days, so that celebrating the liturgy and living a liturgical spirituality go hand-in-hand. Written by an experienced team with expertise in Scripture, spiritual direction, liturgy, and liturgical music, Living Liturgy™ integrates daily living, prayer, and study.
Living Liturgy Sunday Missal combines essential liturgical content with the finest presentation on the market today. This annual, one-issue Sunday Mass pew missal is compatible with any hymnal program and affordably priced for parishes.
Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.19 Retail:
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Nourish your Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion so they can help nourish others. Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is rich fare that will feed the spirits of those who minister at the Lord's table. By focusing on the Sunday gospels and the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion's own personal reflection, this powerful preparation process provides everything your Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion need to serve reverently and prayerfully in their crucial role.
Living Liturgy for Cantors: Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.19 Retail:
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Living Liturgy for Cantors is a spiritual resource designed to help cantors perform their ministry with more meaning and beauty. Offering thoughtful exploration of the meaning of the text and suggestions for spiritual preparation, it helps cantors gain insight into how the responsorial psalm is connected to the readings of the day and their daily lives. In making these connections, cantors are able to sing the psalm with greater understanding and lead the assembly more effectively in the Liturgy of the Word.
From the mind of world-famous philosopher and humanitarian Jean Vanier comes this exploration of life's greatest questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? With his characteristically deep yet accessible style, the L'Arche founder encourages you to delve more deeply into your own faith and spirituality and helps you to find your own answers to life's great questions.
The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope FrancisPope FrancisFranciscan Media / 2015 / Hardcover$16.99 Retail:
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In The Blessing of Family, Pope Francis addresses the splendor and struggles of married love, the joys and troubles of ordinary Christian families, and the family's mission to be leaven to the world. Speaking from his heart, everyone young or old, married or single, can be strengthened from each of the one-page homily or speech excerpts contained within. Jacketed hardcover.
Dom Louf, well known abbot of Mont-des-Cats, still speaks to us on prayer. In this book he brings together talks given to a variety of audiences in which he shares his spiritual experience from both his life of prayer and his life in community. He offers inspiring insights into the spiritual experience and on the priority of love as well as other areas of our Christian life: community life, obedience, prayer, psalms, the liturgy, and more. In this book we enter "A school of contemplation" wherein the monastic experience enlightens our lives and service to the world and the Church.
Mystery and Sacrament of Love: A Theology of Marriage and the Family for the New EvangelizationMarc Cardinal OuelletWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2015 / Trade Paperback$24.99 Retail:
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In Mystery and Sacrament of Love Ouellet clearly expounds a theology of marriage and the Catholic Church's understanding of the sacrament celebrated between spouses and God. Developed with influences from Pope Francis, the theological intuitions of Vatican II, the contributions of Saint John Paul II (the "pope of the family"), and the innovative thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Ouellet's study lays the foundations for a faithful resurgence of well-being for families in our contemporary day and age.